Yoga classes for kids age 3-10

Group classes offer a fantastic way for children to come together, have fun and learn important ways cope with everyday life. At little Cubs  you can expect lots of laughter, friendship, love and appreciation for everyone and everything around you and of course we add an extra mindful moment with a new Lámh sign of the week. 

Kids with special needs

We make it our mission to include all children in our yoga practise. All classes  follow the same format as a group class with songs, games and stories modified to suit children with additional needs. We use our Irish sign language ‘Lámh’ to help with communication and understanding. We have adapted our sensory yoga classes to suit all ages and all abilities.

Creches and schools programs

Little Cubs yoga has had tremendous success in bringing our yoga fun to crèches and schools etc. Our format is always the same using songs, stories and games to engage our Yogis and of course there’s always great excitement when a diary leaves a little gift for each child under their mat 🧚‍♀️.

about us

At Little Cubs Yoga for kids we foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all children are perfect just the way they are. We currently offer both online and in-person classes for kids, creches and schools.

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LOVe YOGA

Yoga is an ancient philosophy, an art of living perfected in India thousands of years ago. Composed of physical exercise or postures known as “Asanas” in the Sanskrit language, practiced along with breathing exercises and an awareness of the breath

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What people say

I contacted Sinèad after I brought my children to her yoga class. I work in the local Arch club where we support a diverse group of people with varying degrees of additional needs. I felt that Sinead’s yoga would appeal to our group of members as it is appeals to their sensory needs aswell as their overall mental well-being. From start to finish Sinèad was amazing, she recognised who needed extra assistance and adapted the class to suit each individuals needs. She was constantly offering positive reinforcements to everyone which encouraged them all to engage. It is the first activity in a long time where all of our members engaged. It is a very clever way of encouraging exercise through story telling and sensory interludes. Sinèad continues to amaze us with her new and innovative ways to make sure everybody’s needs are catered to. I would highly recommend Sinèads sensory yoga for all ages and all abilities. It left our members relaxed and with a great sense of achievement. We eagerly anticipate Sinead’s return every month. 

Orla Darcy

My daughter Ruby goes to Little Cubs Yoga and she absolutely loves it. I can’t speak highly enough of Sinead. The kids love going and they’re always happy coming out. Ruby has made great friends here and that says a lot! In these busy, technology laden times, yoga lets the kids come back into themselves and what’s around them and that’s so important for them to tap into at this age. Sinead does her classes inside and outside with boys, girls, little ones and bigger kids, so all welcome!!

Susan

My children have attended Little Cubs yoga from the start. It’s truly a magical experience appealing to young children’s hearts, minds and souls. Sinead has got the magic touch, so much so I asked her to visit my Montessori preschool. She deals with very essence of mindfulness without making children too aware they are gaining tools to deal with anxiety such as popping imaginary bubbles of thoughts away. And a simple tickle of the toes (using the end of a scarf) and a small gift of a star sequins left under their yoga mats by the fairies reminds you that children are happy with the simple life. Brilliant activity for children, fair fee per class…. we cannot wait to return!

Brenda

I run a preschool for babies and toddlers with Down Syndrome called Team 21 Tots. We were delighted when Sinead & Skylar joined our class . Sinead informed me that she teaches Children yoga and would be happy to end our classes with yoga each Friday . It was a fabulous addition to the class . All the kids loved the movement , song , dance and guidance from Sinead . They all really enjoyed the experience and we looked forward to ending the day on such a positive note . I would highly recommend Sinead and hope we can work together again soon .

Triona Cussen / Team 21 Tots

Yoga Stories

Short yoga stories for kids and adults!

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How amazing is our new sensory room! I could just sit in it for hours ❤️❤️
#sensoryroom
#portmarnockarchclub
#juniorandseniormembers
#aplacetoregulate
#ahappyplace
#myhappyplace
#imbesotted
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4 2

‘Sometimes we have to get loud before we get quiet’. Have you heard this saying before? Well it’s true!As adults most of us have learnt what we need to do to regulate ourselves. However children, need to be taught. A great way to teach self regulation is with high energy games, songs and activities. Let them get their sillies out so that they can learn how to be calm, focused and how to regulate themselves. Allowing them to get silly or play is a great way to release tension/stress/sadness/anxiety etc.
#getyoursilliesout
#Highenergyhelpsselfregulation
#getloudsothatyoucangetquiet
#simpletools
#visuallearning
#happyhealthychildren
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3 1

When Elsa met Elsa 💕. Every Sunday we run a club for children with DS. On Sunday we had a Disney themed disco. Disney songs were belted out and the best time was had by all.
#whenelsametelsa
#frozen
#disney
#disneydisco
#disneycharactors
#disneysongs
#dancing
#singing
#happiness
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14 0

What a fun week we’ve had. It was great to meet everyone on Tuesday @praxiscare Clongriffen. The participation was phenomenal and we can’t wait to see you all again next week.

Our ASD yoga program for childrren runs every Friday and it was another great class. Lots of yoga poses, a little story, yoga games and songs. We played Tree Tag and The Floor is Lava. Mario (fictional character) even got in on the action. We finished our class with bubble breaths and we all had the best time trying to catch and pop the bubbles.

Using bubbles is a great way to encourage language. Children love bubbles so therefore it encourages them to either use the sign (Lámh) or speech. In our own personal experience whilst using bubbles ‘POP’ was one of the first words used as an indication that bubbles were being asked for. That was soon followed by ‘bubbles’. ‘More’ is another sign or word that using bubbles will encourage.

Can’t wait to see everyone next week.
#littlecubsyoga
#yogaclasses
#sensoryyoga
#yogaposes
#Yogagames
#yogasongs
#bubblebreaths
#relaxation
#fun
#buildingmuscletone
#buildingfriendships
#funlearning
#encouraginglámhsigns
#encouragingspeech
#encouragingIndependence
#exercise
#dublinyoga
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15 3

Posted @withregram • @littlecubsyoga LIONS BREATH - Yoga Pose and Breathing Technique.

Benefits: Releases excess energy
Relieves tension in the face, neck and body.
Connects children to their inner strength.
Strengthens the diaphragm.

How to teach lion breath:
This is a breathing technique hat can get loud depending on how fierce the lion is and that’s quite okay. To make the exercise more enticing to children pretend to cower back from the roar 🐯.

Here is how to practise:
Starting in heros pose, imagine that you are a fierce and strong lion. Taking a big deep breath in through your nose. Now, exhale out your mouth and ROAR like a lion. Can y out stick your tongue toward your chest and roar? Let’s try this a few more times. Wow, you really are a strong and fierce lion.
#takeamomenttobreath
#Letspractiselionbreaths
#startinherospose
#stickyourtoungeout
#roarstrongandfierce
#howdoyoufeel
#releaseextraenergy
#bigdeepbreathsinandout
#strong
#fierce
#amazing
#justbreath
#lionbreaths
#breathingtechniques
#alwaysfun
#littlecubsyoga
#🦁🐯🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏿‍♂️🧘
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8 1

Whilst we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on our little tadpoles, lets practise FROG POSE 🐸 . They are getting so big now, I wonder how long before they turn into frogs 🐸?
Benefits: Keeps legs limber.
Stretches the hips and inner thighs.
Aids digestion and improves balance.
Start by standing with legs a little wider then hip distance apart. Squat down bringing your bum down towards the floor. Place both hands flat on the floor between your legs for balance. Inhale and exhaling jump up like a frog coming back down to squat again. You could say to little Yogies, ‘How high does a frog jump’?
‘What sound does a frog make’?
‘What colour is a frog’? Etc
To challenge this pose try to bring the feet flat to the floor and stay here for a few breaths.
Remember to breath.
Don’t forget to practise for our Little Green Frog song.
#LittlecubsYOGA
#Childrensyoga
#Yogaforeverychild
#Yogaandlámhsign
#Funyoga
#Yogaposes
#Frogpose
#Howhighcanyoujump
#Howlowcanyousquat
#Remembertobreath
#Yogapractise
#Yogasong
#Littlegreenfrog
#Happyhealthypeacefulchildren
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6 1

Can you believe how much they have grown? They’re much more active during the day then they are in the morning, probably a little like us. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
#whatadifferenceadaymakes
#swimmingaround
#livingtheirbestlife
#developing
#growing
#fromspawntotadpoles
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